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Driving school 2.0

Faster than the furious, with the skills to outmatch the transporter. However, racing around the track is not just about peddle to the metal.

“We’re teaching you very different things, we’re teaching you, car control and kind of where the limits of your grip is and you can feel that and it directly transfers, especially in the rain,” said Bobby Hulse, a spokesperson for the Cayman Motorsports Association.

Just ask those behind the wheels.

“I know how to turn my car and what , and how much i can turn it before it slips out, so that’s very good in the rain, especially with a front wheel drive car, if you try turning a car in the rain, front wheel drive, you’re going to slide out,” said Jordan Nimitz – Rankine, a participant of this event.

A driving school may teach you how to pass your test, but it’s only then the learning begins.

“Once in a while we’ll have someone who pushes it a little bit too hard here, they may lose control a little bit and we would much rather it happen here than on the road because if it happens here , it’s controlled, you’re not going to hurt anybody, you’re not really going to hurt your car,” said Bobby Hulse.

Organisers say motor sports in Cayman is not as popular as in days gone by, but they believe time attacks, actually help drivers slow down.

“You can save that for when you get out here , you don’t have that urge to do it on the street , you know, and you don’t want to get your car taken away, you don’t want to get tickets , here you can do it – free,” said Jordan Nimitz – Rankine.


About the author

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter was born in Austria and moved to the Cayman Islands at the age of three. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed documenting his surroundings with cameras. Studying television broadcasting and communications, he now can show the reality of life in Grand Cayman to the public.

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